Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Here is the problem,
Grease from my machine got onto the quilt while I was quilting.
How can I fix this? I cna't remove it. Nothing I have tried worked.
So far this is what I have come up with.
Obviously, this is a quick pin to see if it works. And I would do it over the entire quilt. I don't know. Maybe a different color? What color? Or should I do something completely different?
What would you do?
Have you tried shampoo? or a good liquid dish soap? Both can take out grease without bleaching the fabric. Another thought is to add small appliques of some of the animals in the quilt in a random design, with one covering the grease stain.
I have had this happen to me and I have embroidered over the spot and then did a few other designs else were on the quilt
Your quilt is beautiful and is going to make someone a very happy person. I really like all the other suggestions very much. These cleaning products hopefully will remove it. (if not, one more thing you could try is a spray upholstery cleaner / carpet cleaner such as Spot Shot or one sold in Car dealerships for upholstery). Definitely try on scrap before you use on the quilt. I would also spray on a towel, not on the quilt. Then blot the quilt.
If you go with the applique method, you could audition small lady bugs or butterflies. I think these will sparkle and add a touch of interest. Use an odd number (maybe 3 or 5) in random places on the sashing and border.
I know it hurts to have a spot on the quilt, especially if it is a gift, but as a mother of two kids, I have had my kids spill on and stain quilts and it has been really hard to remove...so sometimes, it just adds history to the quilt....
good luck and post pictures when you resolve the issue....